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Passage East lies west of Waterford City. It is known as the market town. It is full of ancient history dating back to the Stone Age. With the presence of many castles and caves make for great adventures and photo shoots. Along with plenty of site seeing Passage East is becoming a modern town full of shops and markets. Passage East also lies on the coast and offers everyone the chance to enjoy the sea. Yacht hiring and fishing are common. Passage East is a great place to relax in and offers many places to stay and enjoy yourself.

History
On 23 August 1170, a year after Strongbow landed in Bannow, symbolising the beginning of the Norman invasion of Ireland, he returned to the country with 200 knights and 1,000 men, landing in Passage East.

Nearby are the ruins of Geneva Barracks, a one time planned utopian colony turned into a notorious prison and point of departure for thousands of rebels transported from the country for participation in the 1798 rebellion.


Attractions
Passage East Ferry Company Limited, which has been in operation since 1982, links the village, and County Waterford as a whole, with County Wexford, specifically the village of Ballyhack. A journey on the company's vessel, The Tintern, which has a capacity for 28 cars, saves motorists a road journey of approximately 55 km.

The annual Waterford Estuary Mussel Festival is held in Passage East every September.


Sport
The local GAA club, Passage GAA, concentrates on hurling. Its best known players are Sean Cullinane and Eoin Kelly. Eoin Kelly won Passage's first All-Star award in 2008. The football club associated with the Passage area is Gaultier.
 
 
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Passage East
In: Waterford
People: 1500
Speak: English
Type: Tourist Village
GPS: -6.966667, 52.233333